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Mainframes continue to represent the strong core of Data Center technology, while Virtualization and Cloud are also emerging as important technologies to support efficiency, scalability, and cost containment. Topics critical to Data Center Operations and Computing including hardware and software for Storage, Consolidation, High Availability, Backup & Recovery, and IT Optimization, as well as automated tools that help compensate for the growing Mainframe Skills Shortage.



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ScaleOut Software is adding major extensions to its ScaleOut Digital Twin Streaming Service that enable real-time digital twin software to implement and host machine learning and statistical analysis algorithms. Real-time digital twins can now make extensive use of Microsoft's ML.NET machine learning library to implement these groundbreaking capabilities for virtually any IoT device or source object.

Posted October 08, 2021

The creators and maintainers of Fluentd and Fluent Bit are launching Calyptia Cloud, a hosted solution for visualizing and optimizing Fluentd and Fluent Bit's observability pipelines. Calyptia Cloud provides a turnkey service for managing and visualizing open source Fluentd and Fluent Bit to relieve the burdens of conjuration and monitoring, allowing customers to focus on gaining the most insights and value out of their data pipelines in cloud native environments, according to the vendor.

Posted October 07, 2021

AI, machine learning, and edge com­puting may be all around us, and these technology endeavors all have one important thing in common: Their suc­cess depends on the quality of the data fed into them. Data managers recognize that data quality efforts must be improved to meet these new demands and they are con­cerned about the quality of the data moving through their enterprises. Eight in 10 orga­nizations' data quality efforts are lagging or problematic. These are among the findings of a new survey of 238 data managers conducted by Unisphere Research, a division of Information Today, Inc., in partnership with Melissa.

Posted October 05, 2021

The proliferation of data sources, types, and stores is increasing the challenge of combining data into meaningful, actionable information. As a result, the need for faster and smarter data integration capabilities is growing. In a recent survey, nearly half of DBTA subscribers indicated that real-time insights are critical to their data strategies. At the same time, to deliver actual value, people need information they can trust, so balancing governance is essential nowadays, especially with ongoing regulatory requirements.

Posted October 05, 2021

Cloudian is now offering support for Red Hat OpenShift, providing enterprise-level persistent storage for modern, cloud-native applications on-premises. OpenShift customers will be able to deploy Cloudian's HyperStore object storage solution in their own data centers and take advantage of its fully native S3 compatibility, limitless scalability, military-grade security, and cloud-like agility, according to the vendor.

Posted October 05, 2021

BMC has announced the acquisition of StreamWeaver, a software company that helps enterprises achieve their end-to-end observability, AI operations (AIOps), cloud migration, and cost reduction goals with extensive data integration capabilities.

Posted October 04, 2021

The Open Mainframe Project recently announced record growth in contributions with more than 105.31 million lines of code written and more than 9,600 commits submitted by Open Mainframe Project communities so far this year. This is 100% more code than last year with an increased number of active participants in the 20 project and working groups. These numbers will only increase as Open Mainframe continues to be the cornerstone of governance and innovation for modernizing the mainframe and its path to IoT, Cloud and Edge Computing.

Posted October 04, 2021

Zadara, a provider of edge cloud services, is partnering with Zenlayer, enabling the companies to offer managed storage solutions that businesses can deploy from on-premises data centers, private colocation facilities, or the cloud. The addition of Zadara's zStorage enables Zenlayer to provide backup and disaster recovery solutions on a global scale—even at the edge, closer to where data is generated and consumed.

Posted October 01, 2021

TIBCO has announced a series of innovations to its Predict portfolio that reduce time to data-driven insights, fueling the pervasive use of analytics and data science capabilities. "Organizations require insights at everyone's fingertips, no matter where they are on their digital business journey," said Mark Palmer, senior vice president, engineering, TIBCO. "We designed all our latest enhancements to be immersive, smart, and real time, with an ongoing mission to help everyone leverage the limitless power of data, yielding insights at the speed of thought."

Posted September 30, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity, announced that it has achieved the Amazon Web Service (AWS) Service Delivery designation for AWS Direct Connect. This recognizes Flexential for following best practices and having proven success delivering AWS services to end customers.

Posted September 30, 2021

Sumo Logic, a provider of software cloud monitoring, log management, cloud SIEM tools, and IBM have announced the availability of Sumo Logic's Continuous Intelligence Platform on Red Hat Marketplace, a marketplace for container-based software. Sumo Logic will offer its cloud-native security and observability solutions for companies running on the Red Hat OpenShift platform, with the goal of helping them to deploy faster and achieve insights into their cloud and hybrid infrastructures, applications, and services.

Posted September 30, 2021

A multi-cloud approach can provide a number of benefits including avoiding vendor lock-in, optimizing cost performance, and increasing reliability by distributing resources in the event of an IT disaster. These advantages have many organizations racing to adopt multi-cloud as the solution to their infrastructure needs. However, an unsuccessful transition can cost businesses significant time, resources, and money. Moving to multi-cloud requires deep planning and knowledge of each ecosystem to ensure a smooth transition.

Posted September 30, 2021

ionir announced the approval of a U.S. patent for its system of synchronizing data containers and improving data mobility, underscoring ionir's efforts to help organizations achieve data agility and optimize their enterprise implementations of Kubernetes. 

Posted September 29, 2021

Monte Carlo CEO and co-Founder Barr Moses identifies and shows viewers how to tally the labor costs, the compliance risks, and opportunity costs of data downtime during her presentation at Data Summit Connect 2021.       

Posted September 29, 2021

Progress, a provider of products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact applications, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Kemp, a company that helps enterprises deliver, optimize and secure applications and networks across any cloud or hybrid environment. Progress will acquire Kemp for $258 million in cash and the deal is expected to close in October 2021.

Posted September 24, 2021

SAP is acquiring the intellectual property of SwoopTalent, a provider of talent data intelligence, in an asset acquisition. The deal furthers SAP's vision of human experience management (HXM), which prioritizes individualized employee experiences and dynamic opportunities that boost engagement, improve organizational agility, and ultimately fuel business transformation.

Posted September 22, 2021

Micro Focus has announced the general availability of  Visual COBOL 7.0 and Enterprise Suite 7.0, providing flexible application, process and infrastructure modernization solutions for COBOL and mainframe systems. According to Micro Focus, as organizations seek to deliver on IT strategies through modernization and digital transformation initiatives, Visual COBOL and Enterprise Suite 7.0 represent a decade of sustained investment that builds on the company's more than 40 years of experience in modernizing business-critical applications running on the mainframe or distributed environments.

Posted September 20, 2021

When it comes to the debate concerning the pros and cons of both all-in-one platforms and best-of-breed systems, there was some contention in the past over which solution reigned supreme. However, in today's modern technological landscape where businesses across industries have completely revamped the way they structure and utilize their IT products and needs, this is no longer the case.

Posted September 16, 2021

It is entertaining to be in a room filled with people all claiming that they love data. What becomes more entertaining is discovering how each one views data uniquely and enjoys doing different things with or to that data. The data community has become one that is far more diverse than many realize.

Posted September 16, 2021

With more data than ever being created, making the right choices among the myriad options for data management and analytics is a top priority for many organizations. To help them progress along their data-driven journeys, each year, DBTA presents the Readers' Choice Awards which provides the opportunity to recognize com­panies whose products have been selected by the experts—our readers.

Posted September 16, 2021

Leostream, a provider of secure high-performance remote access solutions, is offering the Leostream RESTful API, supporting Managed Solutions Providers (MSPs) and enterprise organizations that are increasingly adopting DevOps processes into their remote access environments. The pandemic underscored the need for DevOps teams to build remote access at scale while also creating efficiencies and reducing costs. Leostream is meeting these needs with the debut of the Leostream RESTful API, according to the vendor.

Posted September 16, 2021

LicenseFortress has unveiled the next generation of its SAM (software asset management) managed service powered by the new Arx Platform, which gives customers a streamlined and more responsive user interface. "For LicenseFortress clients, the fortified Arx Platform is the command center to ensure the optimization of software licenses and defend against software giants launching audits and costly fines for license violations," said Dr. Michael Corey, co-founder and chief operating officer of LicenseFortress.

Posted September 15, 2021

Digital Fortress, one of the fast-growing multi-tenant colocation and wholesale data center providers, is announcing the formation of a new suite of local and global partners to enhance service and further extend network capabilities within its existing and growing footprint.

Posted September 09, 2021

The Call for Speakers is now open for Data Summit 2022 which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Boston May 17-18, 2022, with pre-conference workshops on May 16, 2022. The Data Summit conference focuses on the business and technical aspects of Big Data, Data Management, DevOps, Data Management, AI, Machine Learning, and the ramifications of working in a data-driven environment.

Posted September 09, 2021

Today, organizations need data-driven insights to advance decision making at all levels and digital transformation is a key component of those efforts. Supporting data-driven insights and digital transformation takes an ever-growing range of services, products, and tools from forward-thinking companies that are working to help their customers deliver the right insights to the right people at the right time.

Posted September 08, 2021

IBM and Black & Veatch are collaborating to jointly market Asset Performance Management (APM) solutions, including remote monitoring technologies that combine near real-time data analytics with AI to help customers keep equipment and assets running at peak performance and reliability. According to the companies, as they are faced with aging equipment, tightening budgets, increased regulation and rapidly changing market dynamics, operators and engineers require increased visibility into their equipment performance and asset conditions. Remote monitoring technology can help organizations understand their assets better by providing a near real-time view of operations.

Posted September 08, 2021

Oracle has a history of delivering the data management solu­tions of choice for managing customers' operational and ana­lytical workloads on-prem and in the cloud. Oracle's strategy is to continue delivering unique and innovative products and services to meet and exceed customers' requirements. At the recent INSYNC 21 virtual conference, Jenny Tsai-Smith, vice president of database prod­uct management at Oracle, presented a keynote on Oracle's data management strategy.

Posted September 08, 2021

Software intelligence company Dynatrace has extended its Application Security Module to applications running on .NET, the framework used by more than 5 million developers worldwide. This builds on Dynatrace's existing support for Java, Node.js, and Kubernetes. As a result, more organizations can leverage Dynatrace Application Security to gain visibility in production and pre-production environments, automatically and continuously prioritize alerts, eliminate false positives, and deliver precise answers about the source, nature, and severity of vulnerabilities.

Posted September 07, 2021

Red Hat has announced the renewal of the Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2 (FIPS 140-2) security validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2. "The renewed FIPS 140-2 validation for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.2 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.7 indicated Red Hat's strong commitment to delivering an independently validated, more secure platform for sensitive computing deployments across the hybrid cloud and in both the public and private sectors," said Paul Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Public Sector, North America, Red Hat.

Posted September 07, 2021

IBM unveiled details of its new Telum Processor which is designed to bring deep learning inference to enterprise workloads to help address fraud in real-time. Introduced at the annual Hot Chips conference, IBM said Telum is its first processor that contains on-chip acceleration for AI inferencing while a transaction is taking place. IBM Telum is designed to enable applications to run efficiently where the data resides, helping to overcome traditional enterprise AI approaches that tend to require significant memory and data movement capabilities to handle inferencing.

Posted September 07, 2021

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com, Inc. company, is releasing Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP, a new storage service that allows customers to launch and run complete, fully managed NetApp ONTAP file systems in the cloud for the first time.

Posted September 03, 2021

Flexential, a provider of data center colocation, cloud, and connectivity solutions, is releasing Flexential Cloud Fabric—an on-demand connectivity platform that allows customers to provision and deploy private cloud connectivity to leading public cloud service providers.

Posted August 30, 2021

Aerospike has unveiled the results of a petabyte-scale benchmark that illustrates its real-time data platform delivering 4 million to 5 million transactions per second (TPS) with sub-millisecond latencies for read-only and mixed workloads on a 20-node Amazon Web Services (AWS) cluster fueled by Intel Xeon Scalable Processors.

Posted August 23, 2021

IBM Security's latest cost of a data breach report found that data breaches now cost surveyed companies $4.24 million per incident on average—the highest cost in the 17-year history of the report. "While data breach costs reached a record high over the past year, the report also showed positive signs about the impact of modern security tactics, such as AI, automation and the adoption of a zero trust approach—which may pay off in reducing the cost of these incidents further down the line," said Chris McCurdy, vice president and general manager, IBM Security.

Posted August 23, 2021

SUSE has announced that its flagship Linux distribution has earned Common Criteria EAL 4+ certification. SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 15 SP2 is now EAL 4+ level certified for IBM Z, Arm, and x86-64 architectures, signifying compliance with the demanding security requirements for mission-critical infrastructure.

Posted August 23, 2021

Pepperdata, a provider of big data performance management, is adding the ability to monitor Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) running big data applications like Spark on Kubernetes into the Pepperdata product portfolio. Pepperdata now monitors GPU performance, providing the visibility needed for Spark applications running on Kubernetes and utilizing the processing power of GPUs.

Posted August 18, 2021

Oracle has announced availability of MySQL Autopilot, a new component of MySQL HeatWave service, the in-memory query acceleration engine for MySQL Database Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI).

Posted August 18, 2021

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